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Old 06-19-2014, 12:40 PM   #21
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Back in the day, non-mainstream sounding rock was called Alternative. Now, since Alternative rock IS the mainstream sounding rock, all bands who don't sound mainstream are called Indie. That's my interpretation.
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:09 PM   #22
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Back in the day, non-mainstream sounding rock was called Alternative. Now, since Alternative rock IS the mainstream sounding rock, all bands who don't sound mainstream are called Indie. That's my interpretation.


Agree.
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:29 PM   #23
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indie is independent of the type of music that is not commercially.I think it was sorry if wrong
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:46 AM   #24
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Back in the day, non-mainstream sounding rock was called Alternative. Now, since Alternative rock IS the mainstream sounding rock, all bands who don't sound mainstream are called Indie. That's my interpretation.


Except now indie is mainstream too.

We're running out of stupid things to call our music.
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Old 08-18-2014, 03:34 PM   #25
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Except now indie is mainstream too.


It's not that indie is necessarily mainstream, its just that certain bands that were always considered "indie" are now among the most popular and mainstream bands. However, you won't hear them on most radio stations because they don't fit into a particular musical category and the stations format, so thats why they retain the indie label.

But you do have a point about "indie" being the mainstream. Indie acts are getting major mainstream exposure these days. Just look at musical acts that are popping up on Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and SNL these days.
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Old 08-18-2014, 03:44 PM   #26
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Indie is underground for the masses
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:40 PM   #27
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indie is drinking tea as if it is coffee but it's not coffee because coffe is too strong for the indies, bro
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:51 PM   #28
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In my view, indie has always been an ethos, not a genre.
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:57 AM   #29
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Just like the terms "punk rock," "grunge," "alternative," "Christianity," and perhaps even, "rock n roll," the term "indie" has become disconnected from it's original meaning in the eyes of the masses.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:09 PM   #30
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How do you define 'indie' music? Is it a sound? an aesthetic? A deliberately un-pop band? Or just an artist that takes themselves way too seriously?

I hear some bands and I think wow that's a good rock song and they're listed as 'indie'. But I could never pin down what it was that made them fit this stupid little category.


Indie originally meant "independent label", but it hasn't meant that for a long time since a lot of "indie" bands are on major labels now. It's not a genre either though, because as you said a lot of so-called "indie" bands are just rock bands.

At this point the word indie probably has more to do with hipster aesthetics than the music itself, sadly. It's the new "grunge/alternative" as far as I'm concerned. Just a silly word with almost no meaning.

I tag most of the "indie" music I download as "Rock" because that has infinitely more meaning.
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:10 AM   #31
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indie is fuzzy sound. alternative is bangier sound. grundge is da-na-na but with distortion, and metal is medley-medley-mee.
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:58 PM   #32
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Independent artists.

If we're going with what it is musically I wouldn't really apply it to anything outside of stuff like Pavement and Sebadoh, but that's just me. As far as "indie rock" in particular goes at least, and even that is questionable.
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